Enware’s ZeoMed cytotoxic body fluid spill kit protects nurses, carers and all healthcare workers against spills of body fluids from patients undergoing cytotoxic drugs treatment. Cytotoxic biohazards may be present in the vomit, blood or other fluids from patients undergoing treatment.
Cytotoxic medicines are primarily used for treating cancer, but are also employed in the management of other medical conditions including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and lupus. Since the drugs are highly toxic to cells, workers who come into contact, either directly or through body wastes are at risk of possible adverse effects.
Scott Whittaker, Business Development Manager for Enware Australia explains that cytotoxic drugs present risks to nurses and carers, not only from the chemicals but also from body fluids of patients being treated by the drugs. The drug exposure can be extremely harmful to health without proper safeguards.
Enware’s ZeoMed cytotoxic body fluid spill kits are applicable to healthcare workers and carers in hospitals, aged care facilities, nursing homes, patient transport, medical facilities and even in veterinary practice.
The ZeoMed clean-up powder contained in the kit incorporates a pure form of zeolite, a naturally occurring mineral whose absorbent properties make it ideal for a spill kit. ZeoMed soaks up excess moisture, helping to coagulate the spill. The quick-acting powder is also a natural absorbent of toxic and noxious odours. It is chemically inert, non-toxic as well as ecologically safe and has no expiry date.
Enware cytotoxic body fluid spill clean-up kit contains:
- 200mg sachet of ZeoMed absorbent powder
- Two purple cytotoxic bags
- Red alginate bag
- pH neutral foaming detergent
- Chemosorb pad
- Scoop and scraper, two cleaning cloths
- Face mask with eye shield, protective gown, hairnet, pair of shoe covers, two pairs of purple nitrile gloves
- Instruction sheet, cytotoxic spill sign, cable ties